We are very happy to inform you that musichildren symposium will happened in 2022!

The University of Aveiro and INET-MD (Institute of Ethnomusicology – Centre for Music and Dance Studies) will host the 2nd International Symposium: “Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Composers, Performers and Educators”, from 28th – 30th September 2022 in Aveiro, Portugal. 

The main goal of the musichildren’22 conference is to explore aspects of music for children, and music that is created by children. It aims to stimulate discussion, develop ideas, and disseminate research in the fields of Music Composition, Performance and Music Education. This 3 day event will host paper presentations, performances, workshops and discussions from around the world.

We are aware of the eventual restrictions related to the current global pandemic;  if necessary, we will adapt to a hybrid or online format.

Notification of Submission Reviews

We are delighted to inform that all the submissions have now been reviewed. The Notification of Submission Reviews has been sent to each participant.

We are excited to welcome Jackie Wiggins (Oakland University) and Dai Fujikura (Royal College of Music) as our conference keynote speakers. A preliminary draft of the program will soon be available on our website, and we encourage you to take advantage of an early bird registration fee, which applies until June 1st 2017. Details of registration fees, accommodation, travel, etc. can all be found on the conference website:

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to seeing you in October!